Although we weren’t racing, the excitement of the Big O’Tires National race in Las Vegas last weekend was almost as much as if I was driving in the race. It was incredible to see the cars qualify and race after growing close to some of the drivers over the last year. The points chase is extremely close, and it was suspenseful to watch the funny car drivers in the final battle it out for the lead before Pomona.
On Sunday’s qualifying we decided to wander over to Jack Beckman’s pit to say hi and wish him good luck for the next round of competition. After standing there for a few minutes, he asked me to help him fold up his parachute! I got to step into the pit and assist Jack with putting the laundry in their proper containers. I sure was glad when the chutes opened in the final round. I also got to see one of my friends and mentors Paul Lee drive his new funny car in the quaterfinal round on Sunday afternoon. Paul has been a friend of mine for a while and I was really looking forward to seeing him drive again this year. He did really great for driving a brand new car so well in qualifying and elimination rounds. He is an incredible business man as well as drag racer, and it was great to see him win a few rounds in such tough competition.
The race ended up in a great spot for Pomona. The races are close in almost all the fields, and I can’t wait to see who will end up the champion!
Street Car Super Nationals
The next race for the Magnum and I will be the Street Car Super Nationals happening in Las Vegas on November 15th to the 18th. I will not only be racing in Bracket 1, but I will also be in the vendor isle selling my Easy Elegance Car Care Products all four days of the show. Be sure to stop by and say hi and check out our awesome Liquid Glow Quick Detailer. It’s perfect for racers as well as car show fanatics. And I will also be performing the National Anthem for the opening ceremonies on Sunday morning. It will be a great weekend of racing with lots of fast cars and awesome bracket and heads up racing. I hope to see you there!
Working for MoparMax has perks, like Media Center access at NHRA races. Here we’re watching Ron Capps and Jack Beckman on their first qualifying run.
Sitting next to my friend Tony Rowe in his skybox at the race. That’s his nephew Cecil Rabb to his left. The view was spectacular! Thank Tony!